ADP Workforce Now vs. PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Workforce Now
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.N/A
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform is a talent management platform designed for Higher Education and Government organizations, now from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018). Modules include analytics, applicant tracking, position management, onboarding, records management, and performance management.N/A
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Editions & Modules
Essential
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Enhanced
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Complete
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HR Pro
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Payroll Essentials
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HR Plus
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Hiring Advantage
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Performance Plus
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Workforce NowPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.
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Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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ADP Workforce Now
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
1022 Ratings
3% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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Ratings
Employee demographic data8.1902 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.2938 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9890 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4917 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.7642 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.5703 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.4649 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1034 Ratings
2% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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Ratings
Pay calculation8.6995 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.2389 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.8294 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9797 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6983 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.7769 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.4468 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
844 Ratings
5% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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Ratings
Approval workflow7.8766 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.6799 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.5647 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1014 Ratings
3% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.2977 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.5968 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.1782 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0365 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
26% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
944 Ratings
8% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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Ratings
Report builder7.3927 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5923 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.1550 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
116 Ratings
14% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.7
8 Ratings
5% above category average
New hire portal7.4112 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.692 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
310 Ratings
5% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
5.8
3 Ratings
22% below category average
Corporate goal setting7.9239 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.9290 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5237 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Performance tracking7.8283 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
401 Ratings
9% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
2.7
3 Ratings
87% below category average
Performance plans7.3360 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2308 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5365 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Review reminders7.2377 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.2312 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
28% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.3
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.8
420 Ratings
14% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.3
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.5365 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.1357 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.0286 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.2320 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings2.72 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.0361 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.2382 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(1089 ratings)
8.0
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(82 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
5.3
(79 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(13 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(463 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.8
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.5
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.1
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.4
(751 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
If you are looking to automate processes and have the system handle administrative, boring tasks this is the system for you. They are continuing to evolve and are coming out with improvements constantly. Have a suggestion on an improvement they will listen and consider implementing.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
Organizations who have very few applications and/or very few positions posted are probably less likely to benefit as high from PeopleAdmin. Large organizations who have several positions and/or several applications/applicants can definitely benefit from this product. This product is not as well suited for performance management as I had hoped because there is not a lot of freedom to creating and designing different evaluations for different position types in the system when you have an organization that has thousands of different employees and types.
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Pros
ADP
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Applicant tracking was a good use of this tool for our department. I think it could use a few more customization features but overall it was a good tool to weed out applicants who were not qualified for the position.
  • The system has some canned reporting tools that also worked well for our department and management needs.
  • It was a great place to house our position descriptions and provided a readily accessible source for hiring managers to make requested updates and changes and for employees to see and have access to their position descriptions.
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Cons
ADP
  • I would like it if better communication was sent out about new product updates. Sometimes, I go into a screen and things are different and I have to relearn it on the fly.
  • Editing the mobile app - I would like it if what is shown on the desktop version was automatically on the app. WAY more of my employees use the app, but I put the most important information on the desktop version because it is easier to update.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • PeopleAdmin's internal report writer needs work. Currently, in version 7, reporting can only be done requisition number by requisition number. The report writer needs to be modified so it can create reports enterprise-wide.
  • PeopleAdmin's Data Mart product needs substantial modification. In version 5.8, on a monthly basis, PeopleAdmin provided us with an Microsoft Access database containing our historical data up to that period end. In version 7, the "Data Mart" contains our historical data. The Data Mart consists of over 300 files. These files are not database table downloads nor is it parts of a database data dump. Rather, the files appear to be scrapes from html pages. They contain html codes and other character data that needs to be cleaned before they can be uploaded. The files are not in a table-by-table format. Any one file can contain data from two or more tables. The format of the Data Mart makes it difficult to load the data into a database and format it in a table structure that is comparable to the Access database provided with version 5.8.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Due to the lack of support from the sales and service center we are looking at other options outside of ADP. Again it is a good system, it just lacks the support it deserves from the company employees. It is just unimaginable that you will need to reach out to a service provider several times for the same issue and not get it resolved.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
We are evaluating our options as it relates to PeopleAdmin. We are likely to renew as we can not find another product that gives us the functionality we have with PeopleAdmin 5.8 in the area of Position Description. Outside of that, we would likely be close to finding another product solution.
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Usability
ADP
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Performance
ADP
Overall, I think the functionality of the program works pretty well. Sometimes, certain browsers do not work well for the policy function of ADP, but that is the only issue thus far
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Support Rating
ADP
I have contacted support multiple times and have always been happy with the results. ADP's support staff is always helpful and makes easy work of solving problems. I love my Payroll Account Manager, as well as my Enhanced Time Account Manager.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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In-Person Training
ADP
In-person training was pretty good - I think this significantly depends on the trainer. Our trainer was really good and showed what ADP can do - but I know that all trainers are not the same - and this truly makes such as difference. Overall, our training went pretty well.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Online Training
ADP
At the time training was not as expansive as it is now. If it could go wrong it did for me so the process was difficult and lengthy. I needed to have more in person walkthroughs of things to ensure the transition was done correctly. Not sure what else I can say, we were part of the initial move to Workforce Now when it was introduced.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Implementation Rating
ADP
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
Although this SAS takes longer to perform the everyday functions related to payroll and HR data input, the difference in this software and our previous software is like night and day. We were on a very old server platform and had too many issues with continuous need for backup.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
I've used both Target Recruit and HR Smart. When working with Target Recruit it quickly became apparent it was not the right solution for us. Another solution we examined prior to selection PeopleAdmin was iCIMS. iCIMS is a very social system but was not as familiar with the Higher Education recruitment processes as was PeopleAdmin.
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Scalability
ADP
We have been able to grow with ADP from just a few hundred employees to over 10,000 so it's actually very scalable for payroll usage. We do not use the benefits and onboarding offerings for most of our employees but they are built to scale easily enough for when our corporate team has over 1,000 FTE.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP WorkforceNow has provided a positive ROI for our company. It has saved me countless hours in the time I used to spend preparing reports, managing benefits, and annual enrollment, recruitment tracking, and much more.
  • The integration with Payscale has allowed our company to take every position in our organization and benchmark it to industries and job titles. This has allowed us to be more competitive on recruitment and retention.
  • We have used the new DE&I dashboard to provide valuable information on the landscape of our workforce, as well as areas of our organization that may not be as diverse.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • We are now able to track our recruitment sources to determine our ROI on university paid subscriptions.
  • We have reduced our recruiting approval review times by 50%
  • We have identified areas for improvement substancially by having robust reporting available at our fingertips.
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